calligrapher calligrapher  /kə ˈlɪ ɡrə fər/


  • (n) someone skilled in penmanship

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  1. Doyle is a calligrapher with light.
  2. As a boy, he learned 600 basic Mandarin characters from a Chinese calligrapher, causing later observers to remark on the strange way he held his pen.
  3. Cutting-edge calligrapher Xu Bing sees his brush as a cultural bridge, and the world is meeting him halfway.


  • Chinese plane crash victims were student leaders

    BEIJING (AP) — The two Chinese teenagers who died in an Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco were student leaders who excelled in their studies and in the arts — one was a calligrapher and the other a pianist.        
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  1. "The Quran on display here which is leather bound is a very special thing in Kashmir. Also displayed was Khat-e-Nakhun which means calligrapher has used the nail of his finger to write and can be read on the other side. It is to be found only in...
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Allama Iqbal Source: Newstrack India (blog)

  2. "The gestures of the calligrapher become an open space, welcoming the words of the poet and the imagination of the onlooker," said Massoudy when he described his art.
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Hassan Massoudy Source: Alarab online

  3. "Sometimes it feels like an ancient Chinese calligrapher who drank some wine. You can just do whatever," Liu says. "When you're filling in those feathers, they don't have to be feathers. They're strokes, a language. I just love that freedom."
    on Nov 13, 2006 By: Hung Liu Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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